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Anderson Cooper has a second giggle attack on 'AC360' [Video]

April 11, 2012 | 11:26 am

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Anderson Cooper has given the world yet another viral video of him losing it on his CNN show "AC360."

The giggly Cooper couldn't keep it together, and even attempted to step off camera, during the RidicuList bit on his show Tuesday. The story was about Dyngus Day, the Polish American celebration of the end of Lent that's a tradition in parts of Ohio, Indiana and New York. And Cooper managed to keep a straight face, until this bit of narration, not read by him:

"The quirky little ritual includes girls sprinkling boys they fancy with water and the girls striking back with a tap from a pussy willow branch."

That sent Cooper over the edge, laughing uncontrollably on camera and explaining to viewers, "It's really so stupid."

This isn't the first time Cooper has had a major laughing fit on his show, during the RidicuList segment, no less. The last time was last August, when Cooper couldn't make it through a story on French actor Gerard Depardieu relieving himself in the aisle of an airplane before takeoff.

It would appear that dirty puns are Cooper's Kryptonite. Last year, he couldn't get past "Depar-doo" and this year, "pussy willow" did him in.

Cooper's serious newsman persona on CNN aside, the anchor would probably prefer to have his laughing fit be a clip from his ratings challenged daytime show, "Anderson."

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Photo: Anderson Cooper. Credit: Gabriel Bouys / AFP/Getty Images

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